Review: Dia-Beat-Es at Camden People’s Theatre

Thursday 29th March 2023 at Camden People’s Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman Just by reading the description of Dia-Beat-Es, performed and written by Paul O’Donnell (who self-identifies as ‘he/him/bro/dawg/homie’), one might think: Oh, is he serious? You might also consider, this is either going to be wildly offensive or wildly successful. I’m pleased to... Continue Reading →

Interview: Set and Costume Designer Max Johns Talks “Lord of the Flies”

March 2023 Theatre designer Max Johns has numerous credits to his name, including ground-breaking work for the Royal Court, the Almeida, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Scotland. Now, he’s working with Leeds Playhouse to create an astonishing monochrome island for its vivid new retelling of “Lord of the Flies” (18 March... Continue Reading →

Review: Trade at the Pleasance, London

Wednesday 22nd March 2023 at the Pleasance, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman Any show centred around sexual exploitation and the trafficking of young women is destined to weigh heavily on audiences, but in Trade, written by Ella Dorman-Gajic and directed by Maddy Corner, a balanced script and evocative staging work beautifully, in tandem, allowing the... Continue Reading →

Sister Act (Touring)

Tuesday 21st March 2023 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Having enjoyed great success opening in Manchester before a much-anticipated stint in London, Sister Act is back with gusto and touring the UK. I remember loving the London Palladium production in 2009 so I was thrilled to know this show was set for... Continue Reading →

Review: After the Act at New Diorama Theatre, London

Friday 10th March 2023 at New Diorama Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman After the Act, a brand-new musical from NDT Associates, Breach, (from which you may have also seen It’s True, It’s True, It’s True) has conquered the beast that is verbatim theatre. This (unfortunately) timely story is brought to the fore through multimedia... Continue Reading →

Review: Sleepova at Bush Theatre

Thursday March 2nd 2023 at Bush Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Dela Ruth Hini Bush Theatre’s latest production, Sleepova, is a beautiful homage to Black British sisterhood. Staged in the intimate Holloway Theatre, audience members are invited to share in a story of laughter, grief, resilience, and chosen family. Sleepova’s ensemble cast consists of Bukky Bakray,... Continue Reading →

Interview: Mischief Theatre’s Dave Hearn Talks Original Theatre’s The Time Machine

Dave Hearn is one of the founders of the Olivier award-winning Mischief Theatre, whose hit comedies include “The Play That Went Wrong” - and, well, all those top touring titles including “______ Goes Wrong”! Now, he’s going time travelling, taking time away from Mischief to revisit the H.G. Wells classic story “The Time Machine” in... Continue Reading →

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